Johanna is exactly the coach that I needed to work with to create this talk. Her beliefs, values, and working style mesh so well with what I have intuitively sensed I needed, but could not have described or known what to look for in a coach until I met her. She seems to say or lead me to discover exactly what I need for the next step. Thank you for sharing your gift and your openness with me!
Before taking Johanna’s class I had not done much public speaking and I certainly didn’t know how to use story telling to connect with my audience. But taking her class made all the difference in the world! I have now told the story I worked on in her class many times. Every single time I tell it, I see tears in the eyes of the audience. It was Johanna’s instincts and coaching that helped me hone the story that now sells my business. I am forever grateful!
I signed up for this storytelling workshop with the desire to develop my ability to not only tell my story, but to craft it as well. Johanna’s knowledgeable, positive and supportive coaching in both of these areas gave my stories wings to fly and exceeded my former range in confidence to really tell them. This has made it the most rewarding experience—more rewarding that I could ever have hoped it would be. I’m now primed to just pump out more stories!
Johanna held a beautiful, safe container which allowed my hidden speaker to emerge. I evolved from someone who yearned to share her voice, but was afraid, to a bold, playful speaker. What a gift!
It was so much fun to take this class. I loved learning the craft of story telling, creating my own story, practicing and sharing with others. It was a bonus that we had such an awesome group. Johanna is a great and spirited teacher!
I can’t tell you how much that helped yesterday. The talk is IN me now like never before. Your witnessing was MAGICAL. Seriously. AMAZING. I’m so grateful for your time and investment. Big exhale. A million whispers, thank you!!!!’ Johanna helps me get to my best stuff! She helps me hone my content to what matters most. Before we start working, I often feel anxious and by the end I feel calm and prepared. After we work together, I’m always jazzed about what I have to say and feel stoked to share it.
Before taking this class I loved to hear stories, but couldn’t imagine having the confidence to get up or pipe up and do it myself. Now I understand story structure, which keeps the story moving, and helps if you fear getting stage struck. I now have some tools to examine my experience from a lense of ‘where’s the story?’. Not only can I imagine telling stories in different settings and situations, but I might even toss my name in the hat at Truth Be Told!
Johanna is a master at teaching! She sees how much a person can linger at the edge of the diving board when it comes to getting their voice out in the world, and she’s willing to continue to stand there and patiently coax and accept and encourage you to take the leap, even if it’s off the “kiddie diving-board”. I’m taking the leap, but the hand-holding is much appreciated!